Sverdlovsk university expels kid for being gay setting up special committee to monitor students’ social media
The management of USUE has been monitoring students' social media accounts to expel homosexuals.
A special service for monitoring the moral image of students was established at the Ural State Economic University in Yekaterinburg. The new committee searches for students with “non-traditional sexual orientation”. The provost has already expelled the first “suspect”. The news was reported by the Euro-Asian News.
“It’s not a new thing - we monitor the social media of our students, always have and always will. For one simple reason: we are a state-run university, so we have to observe the moral image of our students,” said Roman Krasnov, provost at the Ural State Economic University.
One of the students said that Krasnov had summoned him and said he was being expelled from the university, because the kid was defaming the school’s name. The student said that he had a girlfriend but Krasnov did not like his pink phone. In addition, the young man followed an LGBT group on social media, which means he was gay, Krasnov reckoned.
The student unfollowed the LGBT group and now, on Krasnov’s order, he must provide his profiles from the high school and workplace.
Advisor for Patriotic Education and Yekaterinburg Duma Deputy Sergey Voronin referred to the situation as “absurd”.
“For me, the situation is absurd. Even if he does [follow the group], there is no propaganda there. The situation is widely discussed by employees and the public,” Znak.com quoted the deputy as saying.